Crime

Officer fires shot at suspect amid robbery investigation

A suspect accused of breaking into several cars at a Memphis hotel Sunday morning is on the run.

City Watch canceled, 1-year-old boy found safe

Child, woman non-critical after shooting in Orange Mound

Arkansas man identified from human remains found along I-40

  4 suspects arrested in connection to shooting of MPD officer, ATF agent

  Memphis mother accused of fatally stabbing 10-year-old daughter appointed public defender

  Search continues for man suspected of firing shots at officers, 3 others in custody

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  Counterfeit shipment of Gucci and Chanel seized at port of Memphis

  MPD: 2 law enforcement officers shot near Medical District

West Tennessee Drug Task Force team named 2020 Team of the Year

U.S. Marshals and Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office conduct sex offender operation

  DA clears officers in deadly 2019 Frayser shooting

  Investigators: Questions surround Mississippi man’s death in police custody as lawsuit is filed

  Three suspects arrested in fatal double shooting in Arlington

Three people have been arrested in a deadly 2020 shooting at a McDonald’s restaurant in Arlington.

Memphis health leaders discuss solutions to youth violence

t’s Children’s Mental Health Week. Thursday, health leaders took this opportunity to have a conversation around youth violence and the impacts of it.

Woman wanted in Memphis for cashing $10K in forged checks

Investigators say the woman cashed the forged checks at three different Regions banks in March.

Shooting victim found dead in Memphis neighborhood

Officers responded to a man down call near Evergreen and Edward Thursday morning where they found a man unresponsive with a gunshot wound.

  Family pleads for answers in deadly shooting of Memphis teen

  Stolen Rolls Royce from Ga. crashes following 177 mph THP chase

Man in jail after following, shooting inside ex-girlfriend’s car

  73-year-old woman found shot to death at home in Helena-West Helena

  Several homes hit by bullets in Watkins and N. Parkway shooting

Memphis Police searching 60-year-old man last seen 2 months ago

  Video: Fistfight leads to shooting, police say

Police say one man in the group ran to the edge of the street and fired several shots at another man inside his car.

  Police: Man shot, killed near Third St.

There is no suspect in custody at this time.

Teen dies in shooting on Masterson St. in Memphis

15-year-old boy was found in a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

  Suspect cuts hole in roof to burglarize Memphis business

Memphis police say the suspect broke into the Boost Mobile and Dish stores on American Way by cutting a hole in the roof.

  Former Memphis educator Vern Braswell hopes resurfaced character letters lead to prison release

The latest twist is a mysterious package sent to Braswell behind bars. He and his loved ones hope the contents of that package lead to his release.

  Neighbors recall moments after 10-year-old killed by mother

Neighbors say they never saw any odd behavior.

Suspect wanted for threatening Memphis Taco Bell employee with gun

The incident happened April 28 at around 2 a.m. at Taco Bell on Poplar Avenue.

Memphis teen indicted in fatal pot-deal shooting

According to officials, the men allegedly tried to pay for drugs with fake money.

MBI searching for missing and endangered 16-year-old boy

Tykwon Smith was last seen near River Road in Leflore County.

  Man indicted in 2020 shooting that killed Frayser grandmother

37-year-old Darrell Peterson has been indicted in a shooting that injured several people and killed a woman holding her grandson.

7-year-old killed in Haywood County crash on I-40

On Sunday, officials say 62-year-old George Lawrence was headed east on I-40 when he crossed the median and hit another vehicle head-on.

  Woman charged with shooting into day care given $250,000 bond

Police say surveillance video caught Daija Williams firing a gun into La Petite Academy last week.

Police search for suspect accused of assaulting Boost Mobile employee

Police say the suspect pulled out a black handgun, pointing it at the employee and threatened his life.

UTHSC professor arrested on drug charges placed on administrative leave

According to UTHSC, Dr. Georgi Petkov, 53, is placed on leave pending the investigation.

  Family of 10-year-old stabbing victim remembers her as the ‘sweetest ever’

A horrific tragedy Friday night at the Huntington Hills Apartments in Raleigh led to Memphis police arresting a 29-year-old woman.

13-year-old boy dies from stab wound Saturday following dispute with brother

Sibling was taken into police custody and case has been turned over to DA.

Raleigh stabbing suspect identified as mother, sister of victims

A 29-year-old mother has been arrested and charged with murder after stabbing her 10-year-old child and 18-year-old sibling, according to police.

  Stabbing at Raleigh apartment complex leaves 1 child dead, 1 critically injured

Memphis Police say a woman has been detained.

  4 teens charged in abduction of 4-year-old girl from Memphis gas station

WMC Action News 5 talked with Ivette Burton, the owner of a Spanish-speaking radio station, who rushed to the scene to help the Hispanic father of the child.

Memphis man charged with shooting at police, filing false report

The officer followed the suspect for at least seven minutes before being shot at and the police car rammed.

  Affidavit gives details of shooting at Memphis day care

According to the police affidavit, 26-year-old Daija Williams came dangerously close to hitting two employees inside.

Disco ball battle leads to man’s arrest

A battle over a disco ball has a Jonesboro man facing residential burglary and robbery charges, police said Friday.

  UTHSC professor arrested on drug, weapon, and theft charges; 9 others in custody

According to a police affidavit, Dr. Georgi Petkov, who is listed as the chair of pharmaceutical sciences on the UTHSC website, was arrested Wednesday morning.

Former JPD officer sentenced after destroying evidence of relationship with 16-year-old

He was arrested in May of 2020 for child exploitation and plead guilty to obstruction earlier this year.

Police: Man using wheelchair hit and killed by car

The man was attempting to cross the street before being hit by a car.

  Teens charged with kidnapping after SUV stolen with 4-year-old St. Jude patient inside

They’re facing charges of especially aggravated kidnapping, two counts of auto theft, evading arrest and firearm possession during a dangerous felony.

Man charged with attempted murder of Memphis police officer

Raymond Barnes, 23, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, using a firearm during a dangerous felony, evading arrest in a vehicle and on foot and property damage.

  Suspect in custody for firing gunshot at Memphis day care

Daija Taylor faces charges of criminal attempt first-degree murder, employing a firearm with intent to commit felony, and reckless endangerment.

Man indicted in 2019 fatal hit and run on Prescott St. in Memphis

Franco Talley is charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, no driver’s license, financial responsibility law, and leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

Teen wanted for shooting that left one person injured at Robinsonville hotel

The shooting happened Thursday shortly after 1:30 p.m. at Americas Best Value Inn.

  Suspects detained for questioning after car theft & child abduction

According to Memphis Police, the four-year-old was not physically injured.

  Mayor Strickland wants more THP patrols in hopes of lowering interstate shootings

There’s a call for the permanent presence of more Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) troopers in Shelby County from Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.

  Suspects in custody after police rescue 4-year-old girl inside stolen SUV

Police say a girl is safe after being abducted inside an SUV Thursday at a gas station near Poplar and Tillman.

Child confesses to setting dog on fire in Mississippi

“Due to the age of the juvenile we are not able to file criminal charges in this case,” reads a statement from Sheriff Brad Lance posted to Facebook.

  Elderly woman robbed, held at gunpoint, police say

They put a handgun to her head, took the keys to her vehicle and drove off, according to reports.

  Man charged in connection shooting involving DeSoto County deputy

According to the sheriff’s office, a deputy was responding to a report of stolen property Saturday at O’Reilly Auto Parts and a confrontation ensued.

  Bail bonds business identifies suspect involved in shooting near 201 Poplar

Police say a man who found out he had an active warrant ran out of the bonding company and a contracted bounty hunter ran after him while opening fire.

1 convicted sex offender arrested, 7 under investigation after Tennessee compliance operation

A sex offender compliance operation in Jackson, Tennessee led to the arrest of one convicted sex offender and seven others are under investigation.

  Man critically injured in shooting on S. Orleans St. in Memphis

The shooting happened on South Orleans Street at around 11 a.m.

  West Memphis crime rate drops, mayor credits community policing

Crime rates are down in West Memphis and Mayor Marco McClendon hopes the recent approval of body cameras for police officers will help keep the trend going.

  Man charged in fatal DUI crash at Mt. Moriah and I-240 in Memphis

Rodney Swatzyna, 49, is charged with driving under the influence, possession of firearm while under influence, and failure to yield resulting in death.

Bail bondsman detained after shooting near 201 Poplar, police say

Police say a man at A1 Bail Bonds took off after learning he had an active warrant, and the bail bondsman followed the man to the parking lot.

Missing Independence County man found safe in Illinois

An 80-year-old Southside man reported missing since Saturday has been found safe in Illinois.

  Search continues for woman accused of shooting into Memphis day care

Daija Taylor is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and 63 counts of reckless endangerment as well as using a firearm during a dangerous felony.

  Woman accused of opening fire at Memphis day care wanted for attempted murder

Memphis police are searching for a woman they say fired a gun into the front door of a Raleigh day care Tuesday with more than 60 children inside after an argument with an employee.

  Fairley High School student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

Amari Eure is charged with carrying a weapon on school property and unlawful weapon possession.

  Man charged in shooting outside Amazon facility in Memphis

A man is facing charges in a December shooting that started as a disagreement at work.

  Police identify woman who fired gunshot at Memphis day care after disagreement

Memphis police say a disagreement between a parent and an employee led to gunfire Tuesday at a Raleigh day care.

Investigation into dog set on fire still underway, reward increased to $10.2K

The Tate County Sheriff’s Office is working to find out who set Buddy on fire last week and wrapped an extension cord around his neck.

$2M worth of drugs discovered in Indiana traffic stop linked to Memphis

The trooper discovered approximately 134 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 90 pounds of fentanyl were found concealed in the cargo area.

  No criminal charges in Reelfoot Lake double murder, says DA

The 27th Judicial District Attorney Thomas A. Thomas says his office has found no reason for criminal charges in the shooting that left three men dead at Reelfoot Lake in late January.

Officials offering $2,500 reward for information in animal cruelty case

A dog named Buddy was reportedly set on fire last week and officials are working to find out who is responsible.

  Father pleads for answers after son killed in hit and run crash

One Mid-South father is making an emotional plea for answers after his only child was killed in what police say was a hit and run crash on Interstate-40.

  Memphis fire investigators search for answers after string of arsons

A busy weekend for Memphis firefighters, responding to blazes across the city. But officials say these fires were no accident.

  MBI investigating shooting involving DeSoto County deputy

The shooting happened at OReilly Auto Part store off Goodman Rd in Horn Lake.

Police: Man charged with shooting two people inside car

According to MPD, his family sent him to retaliate after two of their family members were recently killed.

Former law enforcement officer sentenced over 18 years for child exploitation

A former law enforcement officer was sentenced to over 18 years in federal prison Friday for child exploitation.

Suspect indicted after argument leads to fatal shooting

An October murder stemming from an ongoing argument has led to the indictment of a 33-year-old Memphis man.